The City of Boston’s Environment Department and Parks and Recreation Department are organizing a clean-up at the Bussey Brook Meadow Urban Wild in Jamaica Plain. The clean-up will take place on:
-Saturday, November 10th
-407 South St, Jamaica Plain 02130
Volunteer Sign-up – http://ow.ly/AR1j30mfSXq
A major component of the clean-up will be the picking up and disposing of trash in the surrounding area. Another component will involve the physical removal and disposal of invasive species.
Invasive species are a group of organisms that are not native to a specific area and are harmful to the native organisms. This is due to the competition for resources that they create among the native organisms.
The Parks and Recreation Department will lead the education and removal of invasive species portion of the event. They will help volunteers identify and remove the invasive species that are affecting the Bussey Brook Urban Wild.
If you would like to be a part of this event, please fill out this form. If you need assistance getting to and from Bussey Brook Meadow, please note that in this form and a representative will contact you to coordinate transportation.
Please remember to bring:
3. A hat
5. Bug Spray
6. Close-toed shoes
7. Pants or sweatpants
8. Tools and gloves, if you have them.
To get to Bussey Brook Urban Wild:
Get off train at the Forrest Hills train stop on the Orange Line. Walk out of the station towards the Arnold Arboretum. Enter Bussey Brook via Chocorua Street. Walk Chocorua Street for 11 minutes. Once you get to South Street, you should the volunteer sign.
There will be limited parking space, so please use public transportation if you are able to! Go to the address listed above and continue to drive until you see a conglomerate of cars parked and volunteers.
To learn more about Urban Wilds: boston.gov/environment-and-energy/urban-wilds-initiative
To view Jamaica Plain Urban Wilds: boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/urban-wilds-jamaica-plain
If you have any questions, please email Greenovate Boston at Greenovate@boston.gov or contact 617-413-6742.